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Upside Down (I) (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  1 May 2013 (France)
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Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.



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Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach... a girl named Eden. Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grownup Eden on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back... Not even the law or science! Written by Onyx Films

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Look up, Look Down, Look for love See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 May 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,722 (USA) (15 March 2013)


$102,118 (USA) (5 April 2013)

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[first lines]
Adam: The universe, so full of wonders. I could spend hours and hours looking up at the sky. So many stars, so many mysteries. And there's one very special star that makes me think of one very special person. Now let me tell you my story.
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The title appears in its stylized state at the beginning: "UPSIDE NWOD" See more »


References The Man Without a Head (2003) See more »


Written by Kjartan Sveinsson /Jon Thor Birgisson / Georg Holm / Agust Aevar Gunnarsson
Performed by Sigur Rós
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Romantic and Refreshing
2 October 2012 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

The story is basically a new version of Romeo & Juliet. Since the movie has really stunning graphics and unique world setting, my eyes were enjoying catching every details scene by scene. Actors/actresses are good that they made the love story so sweet. I just think the story might has a better ending if more budget was allocated to the film making. I think it is a bit too short right now. When you are going to watch this film, I would advise you to keep your mind open to the story. Don't be too picky about the details of the two universes and their technology. Anyway, The story is so romantic and original, it is worth to watch in the cinema. I feel refreshing after watching the film.

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